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H&A Media Contribution – Labor Analytics Article in SIOR Magazine

The War for Talent by Mark Beattie featured in SIOR REPORT Mark Beattie, H&A Principal, was featured in  the winter edition (Q4 2017) of the SIOR Report, a global publication serving members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). The article, “The War for Talent: Identifying the Optimal Workforce” dives into the use of labor analytics in a site selection project. Beattie reveals what drives the “War for Talent” and how that better informs decision makers when choosing a location. KEY TAKEAWAYS Key aspects of a labor force: supply, quality, and sustainability. “Ground-truthing” and data forecasting are critical elements...
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H&A Media Contribution – Site Selection Article in Trade and Industry Development Magazine Nov 2017

Site Selection for the Dynamic Plastics Industry by David Hickey David Hickey, H&A Managing Director, was recently featured in Trade & Industry Development magazine unpacking the intricacies of site selection through the lens of the plastics industry. Hickey discusses the key contributing factors decision makers should be aware of and understand when developing a location strategy. KEY TAKEAWAYS American plastics industry accounts for 954,000 jobs and $414.4 billion in shipments annually. Services sector accounts from more than one-third of the industry’s downstream consumption (according to a PLASTICS study). Workforce availability is the most critical factor when developing a location strategy. Rhode Island...
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H&A Media Contribution – Jason Hickey comments on Amazon HQ2 in Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche

  H & A’s president and CEO, Jason Hickey, shared his expertise regarding Amazon’s HQ2 project in FAZWeek (Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche), a weekly German magazine. Below is the original article in German, as well as, an English version, translated by Google. Buhlen um Amazon Der Online-Händler hat einen Städtewettbewerb um seine neue Zentrale losgetreten. Die Kandidaten überbieten sich mit Milliardenangeboten. Lohnt sich das? Von Winand von Petersdorff und Roland Lindner

H&A releases the US Legislative and Incentive Update Report – Fall 2017

H&A US Legislative and Incentive Update Fall 2017 Hickey & Associates (H&A), a global leader in location strategy, economic development incentive advisory, and workforce analytics, has released a new report on public incentives and economic development policies in the United States. The report, H&A US Legislative and Incentive Update Fall 2017, is a comprehensive review of new legislation, proposed policies, and regulatory changes dealing with economic development around the United States. With political officials and economic development leaders actively competing for business, H&A’s report covers the on-goings in state capitals around America, which are critical for corporate leaders to understand when...
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Legislative Alert: Illinois governor signs bill to revive key job creation incentive

Key Job Creation Incentive Returns to Illinois Following months of debate in Springfield, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation to revive the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit (EDGE) program. Expired since April 30th, the Land of Lincoln has been without a major job creation incentive in the state’s economic development toolbox. With this new law, the EDGE program is now back online through June 30, 2022. The EDGE program still looks very similar to the tax credit that expired earlier this year. However, there are several key changes to the program to note, including the total potential...
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